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Hypatia 25th Anniversary Conference
Hypatia, a journal in feminist philosophy, celebrated its 25th anniversary this fall. The UW editorial team and The Simpson Center for The Humanities hosted the “Legacies/Feminist Futures Conference” on October 22-24, 2009. This was a significant anniversary for the Journal and for feminist philosophy. The conference provided an opportunity to reflect on the formation and influence of feminist philosophies across the disciplines, to take stock of emerging trends, and to consider where feminist philosophy is headed in the next 25 years.
The conference featured a number of panels including “Hypatia” where founders and editors traced the history of the journal from its inception in the early 1980’s; early contributors reflected on the legacy of the journal in a number of key areas; and a panel of emerging feminist scholars explored “New Futures for Feminist Philosophy.” The keynote panel was “Feminist Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Perspective” in which feminist scholars at the University of Washington considered the legacies of feminist philosophy in relation to their own fields. Panelists included Carolyn Allen, English, Eva Cherniavsky, English, Judith A. Howard, Sociology and Women Studies (Divisional Dean, Social Sciences), Barbara Reskin, Sociology, Janelle Taylor, Anthropology and Kathleen Woodward, English. All of the presentations are available on-line as audio podcasts at:
Hypatia will also be publishing a special 25th anniversary issue at the end of 2010. Please check the journal’s website for details. http://depts.washington.edu/hypatia/index.html